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Bishopbriggs

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Bishopbriggs, a village in Cadder parish, Lanarkshire, on the Edinburgh and Glasgow section of the North British railway, 3¼ miles N by E of Glasgow. It was originally called Bishops' Riggs, and took that name from lands around it belonging to the Bishops of Glas gow; it presents a somewhat unprepossessing appearance, and is inhabited chiefly by poor Irish families; and it has a station on the railway, a post office with telegraph department under Glasgow, a Church of Scotland mission station, a Free church, and a public school, which, with accommodation for 74 children, had (1879) an average attendance of 75, and a grant of £68, 3s. Pop. (1861) 658, (1871) 782.

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